Towards Recognizing and Rewarding Efficient Developer Work Patterns

Will Snipes, Vinay Augustine, Anil Nair, and Emerson Murphy-Hill

ABB Research, USA; ABB Research, India; North Carolina State University, USA

Track: New Ideas and Emerging Results
Session: Posters
Software engineering researchers develop great tech- niques consisting of practices and tools that improve efciency and quality of software development. Prior work evaluates developers use of techniques such as Test-Driven-Development and refactoring by measuring actions in the development environ- ment. What we still lack is a method to communicate effectively and motivate developers to adopt best practices and tools. This work proposes a game-like system to motivate adoption while continuously measuring developers use of more efcient development techniques.